Sick leave credit for FERS retirees


Q. The House passed a bill granting sick leave credit  to federal retirees. Is this bill in effect now?

A. Yes. Under Public Law 111-84, any FERS employee who dies or retires on or after Oct. 28, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2013, will get half credit for any unused sick leave. They’ll get full credit if they die or retire on or after Jan. 1, 2014.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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